One of the most hyped car of 2021, the New Tata Safari launched in India today at an introductory price of Rs 14.69 lakh which goes up to Rs 21.45 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tata Motors had started accepting bookings in the first week of this month and the amount was set at Rs 30,000. Deliveries of the New Tata Safari to start from today itself.
- The New Safari is based on the same Omega Arc Platform that the Tata Harrier is also based on but its much longer and taller than the Harrier
- Powertrain options include 170hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine
- A new variant called the ‘Adventure Person Edition’ also launched at Rs 20.20 Lakh.
- Unlike previously said it will now be offered in 9 variants across 8 trim levels namely- XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+, XZA, XZA+ and Adventure Persona Edition.
At the launch event today Tata Motors has also introduced a new Safari Adventure Edition Variant that will sit as a top-spec variant and is priced from Rs 20.20 lakh for the manual and goes up to Rs 21.45 Lakh for the Automatic. Most of the changes on this are visual that includes a new dual-tone beige and piano black interior, a new blue colour called ‘Tropical Mist’ for the exterior. Also gets blacked-out 18′ alloy wheels, skid plates, front grille and roof rails.
The new Tata Safari or the 2nd Gen Safari shares both design and platform with the smaller Harrier SUV. Based on the same Omega Arc Platform the new Safari is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier for all the extra headroom and legroom for the rear 2 rows of seats included. When looked from the front it looks similar to the Harrier but the main visual differences are visible from the sides that include design changes after the C-pillar with a larger overhang and a stepped roof just like the original previous-gen Safari.
Other design changes are the roof rails with silver inserts with Safari embossed, large rear-quarter glass, newly designed rear taillights.
New Tata Safari Powertrain
Coming to the powertrain options on offer, the new Tata Safari will come with the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Kryotec turbo-diesel engine that powers the Harrier. The output figures are rated at 170hp and 350Nm same as that on Harrier. The gearbox options are also similar to that of the Harrier and the engine will come mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic in the Safari that will drive only the front wheels as of now.
Since the Omega architecture that the new Safari is based on is Land Rover derived platform which is designed to incorporate a four-wheel-drive system and even electrification for future use the Safari could also a 4×4 variant that will join be introduced later.
New Tata Safari Interior Details
The main talking point of the new Safari lies on the interior that includes the three rows of seats on offer. Like said before the new Safari launched today will come with both 6-seater and 7-seater options. While the 6-seater variants will get captain seats for the second row and the 7-seater to gets bench-type seats for the middle row. But for your information, the 6-seater option will only be available for the top-spec XZ+ and XZA+ variants.
The interior also features a new black and white interior theme along with some wooden accents to give it more premium feel. Besides the colour theme and seating configuration, the rest of the interior layout is similar to the Harrier.
Talking about the equipment list on offer, the top-spec Safari XZ+ and XZA+ comes loaded with creature comfort and safety features like 6 airbags, drive or terrain modes, 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon HID headlights with automatic function, panoramic sunroof, electronic parking brake, dual-zone climate control, large floating type 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with iRA connected car tech and Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, a 9-speaker JBL premium sound system, 7-inch digital display in the instrument cluster for all vital driver info and many more on offer.
New Tata Safari Rivals
The New Tata Safari will rival up against other 7-seater SUVs in the segment like the new MG Hector Plus current-gen Mahindra XUV500. Some new 7-seater SUVs will also be introduced in this segment later like the Next-gen Mahindra XUV 500 and Hyundai’s New Creta-based 7-seater SUV.
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